Jun 25, 2010, 10:32 AM EDT
My gut tells me that the Mets are the most likely team to trade for Cliff Lee. They’re seemingly willing to part with Jenrry Mejia, who would be a good pickup for the M’s. They said yesterday that they wouldn’t demand an opportunity to negotiate with Lee on an extension before making a deal, which…
Jun 25, 2010, 9:25 AM EDT
Too bad this Sox team is all about “run prevention.” Gonna have a hell of a time scoring runs, ya know.
Jun 25, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT
The super dope homeboy from the Oak-Town to appear at a Reds game. Buy tickets now to beat the rush.
Jun 25, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT
Prison for 98 and a year and we’ll call it even Johnny 99?
Jun 25, 2010, 5:47 AM EDT
A laser show, a couple of first place teams get the broom and a couple of aces get beat up, but I somehow find the time to quote a cheesy 70s ballad, so everything’s OK.
Jun 24, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT
Yovani Gallardo and the Brew Crew stifle the stumbling Twins
Jun 24, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT
That was . . . unexpected.
Jun 24, 2010, 4:43 PM EDT
No one can stop the Pale Hose
Jun 24, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
Peter Gammons’ tweets are sometimes hard to read. Are the bits of newsy info or just his gut feeling? He’s Gammons, though, so he gets some benefit of the doubt. His latest: “I wouldn’t be surprised if Bobby Valentine were in the Marlins dugout by the end of the weekend.” That’s not the farthest anyone…
Jun 24, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT
Maybe he was trying to escape the Hellacious storm that just blew threw Citizens Bank Park. Seriously, check out that pic and be thankful that you’re not there. Unless you are there and are reading this on your phone, in which case what the hell, dude? The Phillies are up 12-3 in the eighth, so…
Jun 24, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT
Three Cleveland Indians’ minor leaguers — Beau Mills, Jerad Head, and Josh Tomlin — were charged with felonious assault on Tuesday following an investigation into “an altercation” that took place at an Akron apartment on June 3. The victim reportedly suffered serious injuries due to the assault. Mills is not only a prospect — he…
Jun 24, 2010, 3:10 PM EDT
The next act in the Rangers’ bankruptcy drama was set for July 9th, but Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal just reported that the hearing set for that date has been postponed until July 22nd. The most important date for baseball purposes, however, is July 31st, which is the trade deadline. Does this delay put…
Jun 24, 2010, 2:22 PM EDT
A mid-day’s daydream about why Charlie Manuel just got ejected from the Phillies-Indians game,
Jun 24, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT
UPDATE: Of course, two minutes after I hit “post” on this bad boy word comes down: Crawford has a sore shoulder. Not sure why it’s sore. I won’t even speculate, because the minute I do someone will say it was for some other reason. Upshot: Crawford is out of the Rays-Padres game. Adjust your wagers…
Jun 24, 2010, 1:12 PM EDT
Joe Torre is a great manager. He’s not the greatest in New York history, however, and that’s true even if the Daily News says otherwise.
Jun 24, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT
The Dodgers could use some pitching help, and some have speculated that they could be in on the Cliff Lee frenzy. For now, though, general manager Ned Colletti is setting his sights a bit lower: free agent pitchers such a Pedro Martinez, Braden Looper and Jarrod Washburn. He’s not said that he talked to any…
Jun 24, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT
One of the reasons the Rays have had such a hard go of it lately has been that their best hitter — Evan Longoria — is really fighting it. He went 0 for 5 in last night’s loss to the Padres and he’s 4 for his last 31 in his last eight games. As Tony…
Jun 24, 2010, 11:01 AM EDT
I have no idea why I care at all about Dana Eveland, but this is at least my third post about him this year. I don’t think I’ve posted as much about Jeter or Pujols. It’s gotta be the name. It’s just so darn dramatic sounding! But he’s just a name, it seems, because he’s…
Jun 24, 2010, 10:38 AM EDT
Buster Olney lays the smackdown on the Marlins’ owner
Jun 24, 2010, 10:10 AM EDT
Everyone thinks Vegas is a sure-bet major league city. They couldn’t be more wrong.
Jun 24, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT
If this was basketball, all the calls would go in Strasburg’s favor because he’s a young stud and everything. This, however, is not basketball.
Jun 24, 2010, 9:24 AM EDT
Balk, balk, balk, balk, Bakawk!
Jun 24, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT
Cliff Lee rumors, Mat Latos ruminations and the Great Vuvuzela Conspiracy of 2010. It’s all in this week’s edition of HBT Extra!
Jun 24, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT
See what I did there with that headline? Clever, eh? You know, because Curtis GRANDerson hit the game-winning homer? Anyone? OK, maybe not. But when 5,000 blog posts you have written, occasionally hacky too you will become. Anyway: The Yankees came close to blowing a great opportunity just like the Red Sox did, except rather…
Jun 24, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT
Bad day at Black Rock. Or Rockies. Or whatever.
- Cardinals acquire Justin Masterson from Indians 41
- There’s a “very good chance” the Red Sox trade Lackey and Lester 50
- Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty 72
- And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights 56
- Dodgers announce Vin Scully will return for 2015 season 49
- Jon Lester scratched Wednesday amid trade speculation 38
- Rays are “talking and willing” to trade ace lefty David Price; Cardinals and Dodgers interested 41
- Phillies wanted Joc Pederson, Corey Seager, and Julio Urias from Dodgers for Cole Hamels 93
- Expert’s Corner: How to troll fans of all 30 teams (201)
- “Caucasians” t-shirts are hot sellers on Canadian Indian reservations (198)
- Verducci: baseball should think about an “illegal defense” rule to combat shifts (165)
- Must-click link: sexual depravity — and possibly rape — in the minor leagues (104)
- The Nationals and Orioles dispute over TV money is about to explode (104)